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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 6, 2012 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Can you name five GD lyrics containing the phrase 'I went down to...'?

Gettin' there! But FOD is "ran down to the levee". And just BTW: while some sources have Bertha as "down unto the sea", "down to the sea" appears about 10X more often.

EDIT: 2-18-71 (the first performance), 11-9-73, and 5-21-77 all clearly "down unto the sea". Yet The Annotated Bertha (venerable source, that) has "down to the sea", as do 10X as many websites as have "down unto". Did Hunter write it "down to" but Jerry quickly changed it to "down unto" because it scanned better in concert?

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 6, 2012 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Can you name five GD lyrics containing the phrase 'I went down to...'?

...at least you know I'm not cheating.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 6, 2012 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Can you name five GD lyrics containing the phrase 'I went down to...'?

You? Never!